About us

We, the Graz BCI Lab (part of the Institute for Knowledge Discovery at Graz University of Technology), are an internationally renowned research institution with a research focus on brain-computer communication and dynamics of brain oscillations. We have extensive expertise in EEG recording, offline and online signal processing of brain signals and other biosignals, feature extraction, machine learning methods applied to brain patterns, and neurofeedback systems.

The so-called Graz BCI was one of the first online EEG-based BCIs introduced over 20 years ago. We have developed various applications for this system, including spelling devices, computer games, functional electrical stimulation (FES), and navigation in virtual environments. We have tested these applications in healthy users and several patient populations. We successfully organized five major international BCI conferences over the last 10 years. Our group is currently involved in the EU projects ABC (2011-2014), BackHome (2012-2015) and BNCI Horizon 2020 (2013-2015).


6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2014 - Tentative timetable available!


Science award for Dr. Scherer

Dr. Scherer won the "Wissenschaftspreis des Landes Steiermark" in the category Human-Technology-Interface. Congratulations!

New Professor for Bioinformatics at the Institute for Knowledge Discovery

We are very happy to welcome Prof. Mario Albrecht at our Institute.

EEG@Wachkoma - Investigation of EEG in appalic syndrome patients - Project started

Within the project EEG@Wachkoma, we investigate covert cognition in apallic syndrome patients.
In particular we address the following open questions:
- Which mental tasks / paradigms yield stable and reproducible EEG brain responses in minimally conscious state (MCS) patients?
- What is the relationship between etiology and EEG brain responses in these mental tasks / paradigms?